Tag: san francisco

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A Changing Mission

To whom does San Francisco’s oldest neighborhood belong?

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No Exit: Struggling to Survive a Modern Gold Rush

The dark side of startup life in Silicon Valley.

An extended version of this story is available as an ebook.

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'Uncle Leland'

Leland Yee was a career San Francisco politician known for championing open government and gun control. For the last few years, he was also the main target of an elaborate undercover investigation, during which he traded political favors for cash, tried to sell $2 million worth of weapons to a medical marijuana kingpin and worked closely with well-known Chinatown gangster named Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow.

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The Houseboat Summit

An extended conversation on the problem of whether to “drop out or take over” conducted on Alan Watts’ houseboat, the S.S. Vallejo.

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A Toast Story

“More than a café, the shop is a carpentered-together, ingenious mechanism—a specialized tool—designed to keep Carrelli tethered to herself.”

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My Life With the Thrill-Clit Cult

Investigating San Francisco’s OneTaste, which promises personal and professional success through the practice of orgasmic meditation.

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America’s Worst Community Colleges

On the dysfunctional community colleges of San Francisco.

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SF Plane Crash: Responders Turned Chaos Into Hope

With the first on the scene of the Asiana Airlines Flight 214 disaster.

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The Story of an Eyewitness

A first-hand account of San Francisco in the hours and days after the devastating 1906 earthquake.

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What Do You Desire?

The writer, entering her thirties single and adrift, heads to San Francisco to spend time with Kink.com’s Princess Donna Dolore and attend a gangbang “where all the men were dressed as panda bears.”

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Mad Max

A profile of Max Wade, a Marin County teenager on trial for stealing Guy Fieri’s Lamborghini and using it in the first drive-by in the history of Mill Valley, California.